Research Findings|August 20, 2017

Consciousness, locus of control & religiosity among adolescents

by Shaktiyanshi Raundeley, Preet Kumari

Paper published in International Journal of Applied Research
2016, Volume 2, Issue 9, pp. 517-521

The objective of the study was to examine the effect of locus of control on consciousness and religiosity. A study was made on convenient sample and the total sample consisted of 100 adolescents (50 girls who have internal locus of control and 50 girls who have external locus of control). Their age ranged from 18 year to 22 years. Two group design was used. The tools used in research were Consciousness Quotient Inventory (Brazdau, 2009), Religiosity Scale (Bhusan, 1970), and Locus of Control Scale (Rotter, 1966) to measure consciousness, religiosity and locus of control respectively.

Mann-Whitney U test and Pearson product moment correlation was computed for data analysis in the research. Result indicates that there is significant difference (Zu = 2.09, p<0.05) in consciousness of students having external and internal locus of control. The results revealed that adolescents with external locus of control have high consciousness (M= 208.56) in comparison to adolescents with internal locus of control (M = 193.3). There is no significant difference (Zu=0.66, p>0.05) in the religiosity of adolescents having external and internal locus of control. And there is significant positive correlation between religiosity and consciousness among adolescents.


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